Program Benefits Management is the performance domain that defines, creates, maximizes, and delivers the benefits provided by the program. It includes

  • Benefits Identification
  • Benefits Analysis and Planning
  • Benefits Delivery
  • Benefits Transition
  • Benefits Sustainment

Program Benefits Management comprises a number of elements that are central to program success. Program Benefits Management includes processes to clarify the program's planned benefits and intended outcomes and includes processes for monitoring the program's ability to deliver against these benefits and outcomes.The purpose of Program Benefits Management is to focus program stakeholders (program sponsors, program manager, project managers, program team, program steering committee, and others) on the outcomes and benefits to be provided by the various activities conducted during the program's duration. To do this, the program manager employs Program Benefits Management in order to continually:

  • Identify and assess the value and impact of program benefits,
  • Monitor the inter dependencies among the outputs being delivered by the various components within the program and how those outputs contribute overall to the program's benefits,
  • Analyze the potential impact of planned program changes on the expected benefits and outcomes,
  • Align the expected benefits with the organization's goals and objectives, and
  • Assign responsibility and accountability for the realization of benefits provided by the program and ensure that the benefits can be sustained